Meaning in Action

Meaning in Action

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This accessible book gives academics, graduate students, and researchers a comprehensive overview of the vast, varied, and often confusing landscape of interpretive policy analysis. It is both theoretically informed and clear and jargon-free as it discusses the specific strengths and weaknesses of different interpretive approaches--all with a practical orientation towards doing policy analysisAfter all, he is as much immersed in the dispositif of a particular social phenomenon (for example, taken-for-granted, collective ... without a certain necessary distance, it would be impossible for the analyst to gain any perspective on his object of analysis and ... It does not claim to correspond either to the everyday meanings shared by the actors or, in any simple sense, ... of power, if you understand them as means by which individuals try to conduct, to determine the behavior of others.

Title:Meaning in Action
Author:Hendrik Wagenaar
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-12-18


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